What Will The Patriots Policy Be For #55 Jersey?
I can handle Willie moving on...but someone wearing #55 well that's a whole different story. What is the Patriots policy for retiring numbers? We have 7 retired right now.
#20 Gino Cappelltti
#40 Mike Haynes
#57 Steve Nelson
#73 John Hannah
#78 Bruce Armstrong
#79 Jim Hunt
#89 Bob Dee
Mike Haynes played 1/2 his career for the Raiders and still had his number retired.
Do we have to wait until Willie retires for the jersey to be officially retired.
I searched but cannot find the policy for that.
Monty Beisel wears #52 which was Ted Johnson.
It doesn't appear his number will be retired.
So am I being overly hopefull that Willie's #55 will be retired?
12 years and 2 Pro Bowls should be enough.
No the only number I see being retired is No. 12. It's harder to retire numbers in the NFL, I just don't see it happening.
w/ 53 players on a roster its tough to retire too many #'s. Because when do you stop
Mike Stone had Ty Law's number... If the Pats would get Jullian Peterson, they could give him 55 if they want, they should start thinking about givin number 11 away as well.. that era is over...
Julius Adams' number (#85) is not retired, nor is he in the Patriots Hall of Fame. Willie was a consumate Patriot. I'd like to see both in the Patriots Hall of Fame - Julius first
We give Willie's 55 to 1st round pick Manny Lawson of course....
The number gets reissued because NFL rules will require all the 50's to be used up on LBs. Retiring the number while Willie is still active is premature.
Just for info - 7 Patriot's numbers have been retired. All players listed below are in the Patriots Hall of Fame.
78 Bruce Armstrong
20 Gino Cappelletti
89 Bob Dee
57 Steve Nelson
73 John Hannah - also NFL HOF
79 Jim Lee Hunt
40 Michael Haynes - also NFL HOF
85 Nick Buoniconti - also NFL HOF
14 Steve Grogan
5 Vito Parilli
56 Andre Tippett
Willie Ty Law and Drew Bledsoe , Time to move on with out them..
The only numbers left to retire are
4 Adam, - Although that could change by Friday
12 Brady- Nuff Said
54 Bruschi- He has been Mr Pat the last 10 yrs...
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